Saturday, October 13, 2018

Deadly News

My Rating: 5 stars

This was a super adorable cozy and one for my keeper shelf. Likable characters(especially Sam!!) an adorable pup, a great setting and a fantastic mystery combine for a charming story that I thoroughly enjoyed. This new series is off to a great start and I hope for several more adventures with Molly, Sam and the rest of Britton Bay!!

I received this book through NetGalley and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

Murder By The Book

My Rating: 3 Stars

I have been looking forward to this cozy for months! I came across it on Amazon over the summer and was immediately intrigued by it. So I was thrilled at the chance to be able to review it early through NetGalley. It was a solid cozy. Good characters and an exciting mystery with several surprises kept me involved. The writing did seem a bit choppy at times and there was a lot going on in the mystery aspects. While I didn't love this story, I did enjoy it and will continue reading the next offerings in the series next year when they release.

I received this book through NetGalley and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Christmas Heirloom: Four Holiday Novellas of Love through the Generations

My Rating: 5 Stars


This is an utterly charming collection of Christmas stories by some of my all time favorite authors. Spanning multiple generations of a family with a broach handed down from mother to daughter made for some enjoyable stories and characters to meet along the way. Most of the stories have connections to the authors series, so to see the tie-ins there was completely fun. From England in the 1820's to present day Washington, there is a story for everyone and with the sweetness of Christmas thrown in to the mix, this collection is not to be missed!

I received this book from the author and publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

A Christmas by the Sea

My rating: 5 stars

I was completely charmed by this short, sweet Christmas novella. Melody weaves wonderful Christmas stories and this is without a doubt my favorite of all of them! Sweet characters(I adored Jackson!), a lovely setting and a great story line make this a great read. Definitely one for my keeper shelf!

I received this book from the publisher, and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A Secret To Die For



This book is a solid 4 & 1/2 stars for me. I enjoyed getting to know Grace and Nate and their struggles and heartaches. Their losses and how they dealt with them spoke to me on a personal level as I have dealt with the deaths of two of my best friends, so that was an aspect of the book that I liked a lot. The premise of the book and what Grace and Nate are rushing to stop was more than a little scary to picture happening in reality but made for an exciting and captivating read. This was an easy read and kept me interested through out the novel. Highly recommend! My hubby will be reading it soon!

I received this book from the publisher through NetGalley and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts expressed are my own.

The Brave Art Of Motherhood





What could I do if I switched from I can’t to I can? 

I have been working on this book for a few weeks. Filled with wisdom for stressed out, downtrodden moms everywhere, this book is a lifeline. Where I typically read my books as fast as possible, this one I purposely slowed down and read it a little at a time to digest the truths Rachel is trying to teach us. This is one I will chew on for weeks and months to come, trying to make the changes my life needs to become the best mom and person I can be. Not only for my kids, my husband and those around me, but most importantly for ME! I love my kids but life gets hard and messy. I am in that space right now and it's not the funnest. BUT I have hope that it will get better again, and I know what I need to do in part by reading this book. If you are a mama, or have a friend that is a mama, read this book!

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

An Hour Unspent





My Rating: 5 stars (plus about a million more!)
Every time I read a Roseanna White book, I think there is no way it can be better than it's predecessor. EVERY SINGLE TIME, she proves me wrong. I ADORED this book, from start to finish, it had it all: great characters, an exciting plot, humor, mysterious moments and two plot twists that were fantastic!!! I read this book in about 24 hours and would have finished it sooner if life hadn't demanded attention, while I was devouring this book. This book was basically perfect from cover to cover. If you like Christian Fiction that is chock full of romance, mystery, humor, a great setting and time period, and moments that will make your heart smile, then read this book!

I received this book from the author and publisher and was not required to post a positive review. All thoughts are my own.

You can purchase it at: https://www.amazon.com/Hour-Unspent-Shadows-Over-England/dp/0764219286/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1536712540&sr=8-1